Core i7 960 3.20GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail

  • Overclockable D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) Version
  • Quad Core Technology
  • 3.2GHz clock speed
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HyperThreading Technology
  • Triple Channel DDR3 Controller
  • 4.8GTs QuickPath
  • 3yr Warranty
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MPN: BX80601960

Manufacturer: Intel

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Core i7 960 3.20GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail

With intelligent technology that automatically directs processing power where it's needed most, Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. You'll multitask applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do and for years to come. The Intel Core i7 processor not only can take on today's most complex and immersive games, but it's also powerful enough to handle tomorrow's gaming advances. By distributing AI, physics, and rendering across eight software threads, the Intel Core i7 processor lets you concentrate on taking down the bad guys while your PC handles all the visual details like texturing and shading that keep you feeling totally immersed. It's a gaming experience so perfect, you just might lose yourself in the action.

- Core Size: 45nm
- Socket: LGA1366
- Quad Core
- Frequency: 3.2GHz
- L2 Cache: 4x 256KB
- L3 Cache: 8MB
- QPI: 4.8 GT/s
- Voltage: 0.8 - 1.375v
- TDP: 130W

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Additional things I would like to add

I still rated this 5/5 and perhaps rate it as a bit better from what I initially thought, but here is what I would like to add.

While looking through the settings, I found that if I upped the multiplier to x25 and change the QPI settings to x48 to achieve a QPI of 6.4GT/s, that not only would this processor be a powerful as a i7 975, but also that the increase in temperatures wasn't very significant either, only a 1 or 2 degrees difference on the CPU and motherboard if any temperature difference did actually happen (it really didn't seem different to my normal running temperatures which I believe are now around 38 degrees for the CPU and possibly 40 degrees for the motherboard.

I believe the main reason my temperatures have dramtically changed since the first time since it's now summer and my room is hot.

Still, with this minor find I would pretty much like to add that this is more value for money to buy processor than the i7 975 which isn't much more powerful than this one.

Arron 2010-07-27

Extreme Performance

I had a 920 2.66... overclocked it like mad and ran at 4GHz, but at stupidly high temps.

So I changed to this...

Straight away out of the box it overclocks to 4GHz.. a factory setting on my board.

It runs with much lower volds and easily 10degrees less heat... there are no random freezes or blue screens, and in my benchark programs my scores have increased a little.

I played a little more with the oc.. and had it to 4.5GHz... again, no sweat coupled with the ASUS Ramage 2 motherboard.. a few minor volts tweaks and even at this speed, .5GHZ higher than my last processor, it still ran at least 5 degrees cooler. I dread to think how far i could take it.

I write music on the pc.. sometimes my processor and ram die under the load, I doubt this will let me down in a hurry as it's laughed off everything i've thrown at it so far with ease.

I'm impressed with the improvent on the 920 alone, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for extreme performance from their chip

Matt 2010-03-29

Nice and very good

I'm no over clocker, but here is the main specs for my PC:

Processor: i7-960
Cooler: Akasa AK-980 Copper Core Intel i7 Cooler (
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (
RAM: 12GB of 1333MHz, low latency (

My system has been running nice, at idle the CPU temp is 28 - 29C and 32 - 38 when playing a game (not too sure about full load).

On the over clocking tool for the Gigabyte Easy Tune 6 software, it can be brought up to 3.8GHz! Well not that I would over clocker than anytime soon.

Overall I would say that for those who don't want to waste their money on an extreme edition i7, this is the one to buy, this is the non-extreme edition of the i7-965.

Arron 2010-03-11

Nice baby

Just got one of this baby cuz my friend brought me a cheap one from the US. No doubt this is the 3rd best CPU for desktop (for ppl who don't OC). Tried to run WoW and the CPU load never exceeded 10%. However the peak power consumption is a little high as 210W so prepare a good PSU for SLI/CF.

Steven 2010-03-10

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